The App-Based Battleground

By |2018-09-24T22:47:53+00:00June 25th, 2018|Media, Technology, Union News, Workers Compensation|

California and Seattle are the latest battlegrounds for lawsuits involving ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft. As the gig economy expands, the definitions of job and employee are growing with it. However, the business model of the gig economy can be particularly daunting for their independent contractors-those of who are usually not subject to certain benefits, [...]

Industries with growing union membership

By |2018-05-09T19:47:39+00:00May 8th, 2018|Media, Union News|

Labor unions have a long history in public works and trades. Typically unions are made up of police officers, fire fighters, sanitation, electricians, construction workers, the health industry, and the like. However, recently there are a variety of industries with employees voting to unionize. Their reasons for voting to unionize are all unique to the [...]

Workers’ Compensation & Sole Proprietors

By |2017-02-07T14:39:12+00:00January 27th, 2017|Workers Compensation|

A sole proprietorship is defined as a business owned and operated by one person. As per the New York Workers' Compensation Board, the following points apply to people who are sole proprietors of a business: If a sole proprietor doesn't have employees, they can apply for workers' compensation coverage but are not legally required to [...]

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